Friday, September 17, 2010

The bigger the cushion, the sweeter the...

Tires. That's what I said...

Disciples of the 'cross are all hot and bothered about that UCI tire width thingy and dis-information is being spread about what equipment is required to toe the line for the twenty-ten season.

What you talkin' about Willis?

"For the cyclo-cross bicycle the width of the tyre (measured between the widest parts) shall not exceed 33 mm and it may not incorporate any form of spike or stud"

Translation: Unless you're a UCI Pro racer, it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that certain je ne sais quois.

"This rule does not affect local events as we currently have no rules regarding tire width and the USCF Board of Trustees is not adding any tire width requirement."

So what are my bike options? Pretty much anything goes, Rollerball style. Not the crappy remake, the Jimmy Caan one.

Choices for 2010 SpaCx:
1. Cyclocross bike, any tires, any brakes, end plugs.
2. Mountain bike, any tires, any brakes, no barends.
3.* Run what you brung...definition coming soon.

How can I leave this behind?

2 comments:

Andrew J. Bernstein said...

I'm thinking about selling my 'cross bike ... can I race my road bike?

John O said...

just 'cuz j-pow made fun of your CX bike doesn't mean you should abandon the cult. at the same time, if you think you'd be faster on carbon w/zipp tubbies, then rock it out.

"take what you win, run what you brung"